同類書籍: Mathematical logic, Numerical analysis, Probability & statistics, Applied mathematics

Error of Truth (Hardcover)
 

作者: Steven Osterlind 
出版社: Oxford University Press
出版日期: 2019/04/01
尺寸: 242x171x23mm
重量: 0.7 kg
ISBN-10: 0198831609
ISBN-13: 9780198831600
書城編號: 1453178
 
>> 相關電子書
 

原價: HK$350.00
現售: HK$332.5 節省: HK$17.5

(購買此書 10本以上 9折, 60本以上 8折)

* 購買後立即進貨, 約需 14-21 天 *


 
商品簡介
 
Quantitative thinking is our inclination to view natural and everyday phenomena through a lens of measurable events, with forecasts, odds, predictions, and likelihood playing a dominant part.

The Error of Truth recounts the astonishing and unexpected tale of how quantitative thinking came to be, and its rise to primacy in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Additionally, it considers how seeing the world through a quantitative lens has shaped our perception of the world we live
in, and explores the lives of the individuals behind its early establishment.

This worldview was unlike anything humankind had before, and it came about because of a momentous human achievement: we had learned how to measure uncertainty. Probability as a science was conceptualised. As a result of probability theory, we now had correlations, reliable predictions, regressions,
the bellshaped curve for studying social phenomena, and the psychometrics of educational testing.

Significantly, these developments happened during a relatively short period in world history-- roughly, the 130-year period from 1790 to 1920, from about the close of the Napoleonic era, through the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolutions, to the end of World War I. At which time, transportation
had advanced rapidly, due to the invention of the steam engine, and literacy rates had increased exponentially. This brief period in time was ready for fresh intellectual activity, and it gave a kind of impetus for the probability inventions.

Quantification is now everywhere in our daily lives, such as in the ubiquitous microchip in smartphones, cars, and appliances; in the Bayesian logic of artificial intelligence, as well as applications in business, engineering, medicine, economics, and elsewhere. Probability is the foundation of
quantitative thinking. The Error of Truth tells its story-- when, why, and how it happened.

* 以上資料僅供參考之用, 香港書城並不保證以上資料的準確性及完整性。
* 如送貨地址在香港以外, 當書籍/產品入口時, 顧客須自行繳付入口關稅和其他入口銷售稅項。

 

 

 

  我的賬戶 |  購物車 |  出版社 |  團購優惠
加入供應商 |  廣告刊登 |  公司簡介

香港書城 版權所有 私隱政策聲明

顯示模式: 電腦版 (改為: 手機版)